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mimieux

I wrote this for an anthology which I so wanted to be in but it was regrettably not selected. It is a strange and bizarre fantasy tale that questions reality through the eyes of a psychologically disturbed girl. But the ugliness of the issue is much too real in this time and age to be ignored or overlooked. The name, as you might have guessed, comes from the beautiful and talented Yvette Mimieux who also starred in a movie call Where the Boys are.

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wild

If you know about the salmons’ fantastic journey from birth to death you will understand this story from a better perspective. Sometimes we question the nature of things out of curiosity but I question nature about things that go bump in the night. If this strange phenomenon can occur in the animal kingdom why is it not possible that it can happen to human beings too?

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bastard

This was a flash fiction I enjoyed writing because it came out of nowhere and got itself featured in Books of the Dead press website. In this book, I extended it to give it a little more … flesh.

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7

Everyone must have heard some version of this theory about our doppelgangers. According to some traditions and customs, there are seven of them. If one of them is bad will the rest be just as bad?

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canine

I was a kid when I heard the story of the ghost dog that came back to haunt a family. Whoever told me this said it came in the evening and would chase anyone loitering around outside the house. When I was writing the first few drafts of this story I was still learning how to create scary scenes to terrify the reader. I sometimes practice the actions to see if it would frighten me. One of the scenes where the antagonist felt the presence of the dog behind her actually occurred to me. I turned around from the writing table and saw our late great Mackie looking at me from behind. Although he did startle me, I laughed and ran to hug him for his divine guidance.

When I was writing the first few drafts of this story I was still learning the ropes of how to create scary moments to terrify the readers. I sometimes act out the scenes to see if it frightened me so that I could transcribe it into a descriptive horror. One of the scenes where the antagonist felt the presence of the dog behind her actually happened to me. I imagined what it was like and when I turned around from the writing table I saw our late great Mackie staring at me. Although he did startle me, I laughed and ran over to hug him for his divine guidance.

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boys

I find it strange how we can so easily justify the things in all aspects of our life. This is one of the scenarios where the grapes are sour anyway. It was written as a dialogue only piece but was modified a little for this collection. It was originally entitled Fat Boys but I changed it to sound more like Connie Francis’s song Where the boys are which seemed appropriate.

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helen

I was preparing to write this strange horror tale for the Hungry in Ipoh anthology but it grew beyond the word count and matured into what it is here. A delectable foodie horror with a nasty taste of the bizarre.